Orioles begin 2022 spring training games on February 26th; pitchers and catchers report the day after Super Bowl - BaltimoreBaseball.com

Rich Dubroff

Orioles begin 2022 spring training games on February 26th; pitchers and catchers report the day after Super Bowl

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The Orioles announced their 2022 spring training schedule on Wednesday, and they’ll open Grapefruit League play against the New York Yankees on February 26th at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. They’ll play 16 games in Sarasota and are scheduled to conclude the exhibition season on March 27th when they play split-squad games. They’ll play the Pittsburgh Pirates at home while also visiting Toronto.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on February 15th, one day after the Super Bowl. The full squad is scheduled to report on February 20th.

The Orioles will play nine teams at home — their four American League East opponents, the Yankees, Blue Jays, Red Sox and Rays; Detroit and Minnesota, from the AL Central; Atlanta and Philadelphia, from the National League East; and Pittsburgh, from the NL Central.

They’ll play at home against Pittsburgh, which plays in nearby Bradenton, three times, and Boston, Tampa Bay, Detroit, Minnesota and Philadelphia twice.

The Orioles will visit the Yankees, Red Sox, Braves, Pirates, Twins, Rays and Phillies twice apiece, and play at Toronto and Detroit once.

There are three split-squad dates. Besides March 27th, they’ll play Detroit at home and at Tampa Bay on March 9th, and play Atlanta at home and at Pittsburgh on March 18th.

The only open date on the spring training schedule is March 8th.

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  1. PC in OC

    August 18, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    They Should Start,Their Spring Training NOW!!!!!

  2. Rsaxon

    August 18, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    The minor league show!

  3. Buzz1979

    August 18, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Hopefully, with Buck Britton and a whole bunch of new playets!

  4. dlgruber1

    August 18, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Well, I’m sorry to say I’ve reached a point, after over 50 years of being a diehard, loyal fan that I never imagined I would ever reach. After all these years of rooting for them, rejoicing in their victories, suffering thru agonizing defeats, and remaining loyal thru good and bad, I’ve reached the point no fan wants to get to-apathy. Over all these years, again, thru good and bad, I was always at least interested and cared about the outcome. I really, really hope I can regain that emotion again in the future, but for now, frankly, I don’t give a damn any more. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still follow them and I’ll always want them to win, but for now anyway, I’m not investing any emotion, or for that matter, money, in them. I have always LOVED Opening Day. I’ve only missed 6 or 7 since 1979. If Opening Day 2022 shows up and some of the young guys aren’t on the club, if it looks even remotely like this roster, I won’t even watch the game on tv. I doubt I’m the only fan who feels this way

    • OhMy!

      August 18, 2021 at 4:14 pm

      I hear you, very tough run last 4+ years. Hoping 2022 OD O’s have a lot of new, younger players too…

    • Icterus fan

      August 18, 2021 at 5:15 pm

      Gruber, I think you are passionately describing the difference between devoted, rabid fandom and a casual fair weather type fan. It’s the difference between a vacillating window shopper and really loading up the cart.
      You’re invested, knowledgeable and historically allied to your team. Who can blame you for despondency?
      To some level, all of us share that passion, and now are forced to see the imbroglio and the gloom.
      Stay camped out with them. The ember is still there, and when they start incrementally improving, the spark will grow into a little flame again. Your pathos for the team will return as they show up and start a bit of winning. Customers will come back to Camden Yards, and the glimmer of hope will once again be palpable.
      Just like the Grinch’s heart growing three times that day.

      Let the Pollyanna accusations ensue…..

    • dlgruber1

      August 18, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Icterus fan, I appreciate your response. I do believe, and really, really hope, that brighter days are ahead. I went to a DH at Bowie at the end of May and witnessed AR go 5 for 8 with HRs from each side of the plate. My distress is strictly for the current team in Baltimore. And it’s funny, it was only 5 years ago that they were in the playoffs. I never once felt this way from 1998 thru 2011, while they were in the midst of 14 straight losing seasons. I guess it’s just the utter futility I’m seeing that has made me so disinterested. In 1988, only 5 years removed from their last WS win, they began the season 0-21. After their 7th loss I started wearing my O’s 1983 World Series Champions hat, vowing not to take it off until they won a game. It took more than 2 weeks but I was true to my word, wearing it all day every day. I don’t even like wearing one of my drawer full of O’s T-shirts right now. I’m sure you’re right, my passion will burn bright again someday. Hopefully soon.

    • Hallbe62

      August 19, 2021 at 12:53 pm

      You are NOT the only fan that feels this way. You are in good company.

  5. jimcarter

    August 18, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Big news! The Orioles now have top priority on league wide waiver claims.

    • Rich Dubroff

      August 18, 2021 at 5:38 pm

      Jim, they’ve had priority among AL teams for as long as they have had the league’s worst record. National League teams have priority over players waived by NL teams. The Orioles have priority on players waived by other AL teams, and NL players not claimed by an NL team.

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